EDITED: Early Day 21 internal pip but no chirping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alliegeiger, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Alliegeiger

    Alliegeiger New Egg

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    This is my first hatch. I built my own incubator out of a styrofoam cooler and bought some hatching eggs from a neighbor. Its early day 20 and all 4 of my eggs have been rocking and jittering for about 24 hours now. I very carefuly candled about an hour ago and see no sign of internal pips. How long after they start rocking do they pip usually? I am feeling anxious and waiting for our new babies. Praying I didnt do something wrong. We did have a few temperature fluctuations but never for longer than an hour or two. If anything they stayed on the slightly cooler side more than they were too hot, but they have been sticking at a steady 100 and humidity of 65-70 since day 19.They all appear viable and wiggling away, but air cells seem maybe a little smaller than ive seen online.
    Getting impatient and worried! :( I already feel way too attached to these four little ones after all the fuss it was trying to keep the temp and humidity regular. I think I did a pretty good job, but it was a lot of man hours. X Crossing fingers!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    :welcome

    If your temps were proper they could be trying to internally pip. If temps were cooler they could be delayed and the rocking could be them getting into position. Does your incubator have a fan?
     
  3. Alliegeiger

    Alliegeiger New Egg

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    No fan, but it does have ventilation holes and the humidity is coming throuhg a tube from a mini nebulizer machine which I think would also bring in oxygen. My tmeperature guage has a probe that has been nestled in amongst the eggs the whole time. They are definitely still all alive, I just tapped on the glass and watched. All four eventually wobbled.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Still air, (incubators w/o a fan) should maintain temps of 101-102F taken near the tops of the eggs. So, if they are a little late hatching, don't freak out.

    So you are using a nebulizer as a humidity pump?
     
  5. Alliegeiger

    Alliegeiger New Egg

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    Yeah I read that it needs to be around that tempurature, but everytime I would try to raise it a little bit, I would either completely lose my humidity, or it would overheat and Id have to rush to cool it down. I only added the nebulizer (actually an oil diffuser but works just like a nebulizer) when I discovered I was having issues mainting high enough temp as well as humidity. We had a blizzard around day 14 and that was when I started to run into the temp issues. The nebulizer has been working great. I was afraid I might have to wait a little longer :( lol. At least theyre all still wobbling about.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Isn't it loud and annoying? Lol
    What were you striving for in regards to humidity days 1-17?
     
  7. Alliegeiger

    Alliegeiger New Egg

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    Lol, no its actually completely silent. So I have noticed an internal pip earlier today(very early day 21). At least i think its an internal pip. Its definitely something sticking into the air cell, but it looks roundish, not like a beak like I expected. I also have not yet heard any chirping. If it internally pipped, shouldnt it be chirping? I am way to anxious to be doing this!
     
  8. Alliegeiger

    Alliegeiger New Egg

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    Oh and my humidity for the first 17 days was around 30-50%
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    All I can imagine is my father's nebulizer...lol it is not quiet...


    I generally run 30/35% for my standard eggs. Works well for me.
     

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